December 20, 2014 pizza, Take Away, Turkish 2 Comments



With the season of festive socialising in full swing, the odd trip to the late night takeaway is inevitable, either when early evening dining has been eschewed in favour of, say, four and a half hours of karaoke, or indeed when a gut load of beer is likely best offset by some late night stodge to minimise the next day’s after-effects.

On one such occasion, I had a stop at Topkapı on Fountainbridge to sample their wares.



I was in pizza mood so opted for my regularly preferred topping of pepperoni and mushroom. The counter chaps were promptly about freshly assembling things.

It seemed to take quite a long time to bake, but late night impatience may have coloured that judgement. With item in hand, I wandered along the road, eating as I walked.

It proved to be one of the better late night pizzas I’ve had, of late. The based was quite thick, but had a good lightness to it. The topping was generous and the pepperoni had a little crispness to it that worked really nicely. I was very pleasantly surprised.

So overall, I enjoyed my trip to Topkapı. It seems to be doing very good work. I’ll add it to my list for another visit when late night hunger strikes, so look forward to giving their kebabs a try, at some point in the future.

Blythe scores Topkapı
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3/5 for service
giving an overall 13/20

I ate: pepperoni and mushroom pizza

I wore: no scarf

Total bill: £6

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Written by BKR